UCCA Beijing

Kentridge in Parallel: Study of Montage


Cinema Arts
Location:  Auditorium
Language:  Silent Film

"Kentridge in Parallel" is a series of screenings running throughout the exhibition at UCCA that puts the artist's works into conversation with historical, formal, and social referents.

Drawing upon the edit-heavy conventions of Soviet Montage Theory, Kentridge in Johannesburg, 2nd Greatest City After Paris pieces together many separate shots with liberal cross-cuts and parallel cuts. Kentridge's work and Soviet film have similar metaphysical themes of illogical action, violent oppression, and defiant opposition, made all the clearer by the expressive montage techniques seen in both films.

Ticketing: Free


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Battleship Potemkin

Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein

Writer: Nina Agadzhanova , Sergei M. Eisenstein

Film Genre:History | War

Country: Soviet Union

Language: Silent Film

Release Date:1925-12-24

Runtime: 68min.

Film introductions

Battleship Potemkin, inspired by historical events, tells the story of a shipboard riot that became a revolution. Beginning with a small group of men going on strike after being served rotten meat, the revolutionary fever quickly spreads through the whole crew, and the captain, ship's doctor, and priest are all tossed overboard. Hoisting the red flag of revolution, the mutineers set sail for their home port, Odessa. After inspiring revolution among the masses of Odessa, a group of newly-arisen proletarians are slaughtered by the merciless tsarist police. Named the best film of all time at the 1958 Brussels World's Fair, Battleship Potemkin is often considered one of the most influential propaganda films in history